James Mattis’ resignation as Secretary of Defense stunned Washington.
Pundits predicted this was the end of the Trump Presidency.
But then Donald Trump changed everything by revealing one jaw dropping truth about James Mattis.
Mattis resigned over Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
Trump campaigned on stopping endless wars.
America has deployed troops in Afghanistan since 2001, and Syria since 2015.
Trump figured enough was enough.
The President gave Mattis and the other generals two years to achieve results and Trump felt they did not deliver.
That’s why in a cabinet meeting he pointed out that Mattis did not attain the success in Afghanistan that he promised.
Trump also noted that Barack Obama fired Mattis as well.
President Donald Trump defended his decision to fire his Defense Secretary Gen. Jim Mattis, saying he was not pleased with progress on the war in Afghanistan.
“Well, what’s he done for me? How has he done in Afghanistan? Not too good. Not too good. I’m not happy with what he’s done in Afghanistan,” Trump said. “And I shouldn’t be happy.”
Trump said that he did a lot to get hundreds of billions of dollars for Mattis to rebuild the United States military but got nothing from Mattis in return.
“I hope he does well. But as you know, President Obama fired him, and essentially so did I,” Trump said. “I want results.”
The media was stunned.
For the first two years of Trump’s Presidency, they painted a picture that generals Mattis, John Kelly, and H.R. McMaster made policy because Trump was too ignorant to chart America’s course.
That was clearly fake news.
And now Trump is putting a team in place that supports his “America First” vision.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.